Sunday, June 08, 2008

Happy Birthday to G:TB's Founder

I was informed by Whitney yesterday that it is our diminutive blogfather's birthday today, so I thought, what better way to celebrate rob's birthday than with a walk down memory lane... with photos of course. (See if you can figure out our little buddy's college nickname from the pictures.)

Awwwww, here's rob nursing the first of many beverages:

As a young child, rob was really (really) into Star Wars. Can you tell?

For a brief moment in time (say, about 5 minutes after Arnold's tour de force performance as John Matrix ended), rob wanted to be a big strong army guy:

Nowadays, rob can often be found chillin' with the boys, some poker and booze on hand (hint: he's the short one):

And, this post wouldn't be complete without the photo rob insisted I post, showing us all how cool he really is on his special day:


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Kudos to Teejay for rustling up these old photos from Rob's relatives, and a happy 38th to the senior statesman of this endeavor. Here's hoping you retain all of your remaining internal organs in the next year, old man. --W.

10 comments:

Mark said...

What the fuck was TJ doing up at 6 am on a Sunday?

Rhymenocerous said...

Can I guess that he meant for the post to come out 6 hours and 9 minutes into the day?

TJ said...

Wrapping rob's presents.

Mark said...

How long does it take to wrap a can of mixed nuts?

rob said...

mmm, mixed nuts. and in case you're wondering, i'm spending my birthday at 2 dance recitals, cementing my father of the year award.

rob said...

tasty smorgasbord of secondary sports this evening, with u.s. soccer and several college baseball games complementing the nba finals.

Dave said...

happy birthday, rob! i wish my life was as empty as TJ's, so that i had the time to compose a satirical photo-montage for you!

TJ said...

I prefer shallow and pedantic, Dave. Shallow...and pedantic.

Dave said...

when you say shallow and pedantic, i think of cliff clavin. is that who you want to be like?

Eric (Extra P.) said...

Do you think Cliff Claven was happy or sad when Wikipedia was invented?

I'm betting suicidal.

Anyway, mega-huge-kudos to the birthday boy. He remains the only Gheorghe-ian I have met in person.